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“Could Be 1983 Moment For Badminton”: Sunil Gavaskar On India’s Historic Thomas Cup Triumph

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Key highlights

  • India registers historic Thomas Cup Triumph. Sunil Gavaskar’s congratulate’s the team comparing it to the 1983s world Cup moment
  • Indian Badminton team made it to the gold at the Thomas Cup
  • India was able to conquer over the 14-time champions Indonesia
  • The Indian badmintonist Lakshya Sen was the one who helped the Indian side to get the lead by 1-0 against Indonesia’s Antony Ginting.

Indian badminton team achieves something, the former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar refers it to the 1983 moment for badminton. For all you information, in the year 1983, the Indian cricket team out of nowhere became the world cup champions and which is remembered till date.

The sensational effort made by the Indian badminton team was recognized and appreciated from all over the world. Right from the lead taker Lakshya Sen and the Kidambi Srikanth, the players were applauded a lot for their efforts being made.

But amongst all the praise and congratulatory messages, there was somebody who admired the game of badminton same like he does for his own, the game of cricket, and who is none other than the legendary Sunil Gavaskar. While congratulating the team, the Mr. Gavaskar also said that if he gets a chance to make choices between the game of cricket or badminton, He will choose badminton anytime.

“The morning was very sad with the news of Symonds’ passing away. As the afternoon went on, good news came in. The Indian Thomas Cup team winning the badminton title, which is like the world title for the first time and beating Indonesia, who have been 14-time champions, they are the defending champions. They beat them. I’ll tell you what, I am just over the moon, I love badminton. If you give me a choice between watching a game of cricket — T20 and badminton, I’ll choose badminton anytime.”

Mr. Gavaskar revealed the game of cricket to be a hard and a tough game where stamina and reflexes are all about the game. He said, while he was playing cricket, he uses to play badminton to improve his reflexes just to be good at the slips.

Talking more about the win Mr. Gavaskar said

“I think it is such a wonderful day for badminton, I think this could be the 1983 moment for badminton because 1983, nobody expected us to win. Here, I am not saying nobody expected India to win because India in the last two years, has developed a fabulous badminton team but they were playing 14-time champions Indonesia, just that little bit of doubt. I am just so delighted, as I said, over the sun, over the moon. I am over all the planets. Well done guys.”

It was indeed a historic win for the Indian badminton team beating Indonesia, who are very well when it comes to badminton. But surprisingly, the comment coincidently from Sunil Gavaskar came in a time when the Indian cricket team are going to play the T20 World Cup this year in Australia.

 

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